Organised Labour threatens to strike on 2nd May, 2024


Organized Labor has issued a warning of a potential strike on May 2, 2024, should the government fail to meet its obligation to pay the tier-2 pensions of its members.


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliated unions have repeatedly urged the government to address their demands, but to no avail.

Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, Secretary-General of the TUC, stressed that in light of the government’s continued inaction, Organized Labor sees no recourse but to initiate strike action.

“The public sector unions, as part of the forum, have already given notice that if there’s no progress on the payment of the second tier by April 30th, they will strike on May 2nd,” Dr. Baah stated. “We want to make it clear to the government that if by April 30th there’s no resolution on this issue, we will unite with the forum. The consequences of such inaction would be significant for the country.”


Furthermore, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) expressed deep concern over the government’s alleged failure to remit mandatory contributions for over 700,000 Ghanaian workers.

During a press conference on Thursday, April 18, NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu accused the government of financial malpractice. He specifically cited the non-payment of Tier 2 pension scheme contributions and other third-party deductions since July 2023.


Mr. Carbonu highlighted that although these contributions are deducted from workers’ salaries, they are not being forwarded to the designated institutions. This, according to NAGRAT, raises serious concerns about the future financial security of these workers, particularly in retirement.

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